​© 2017 by Holly Shaw.

  All rights reserved.

Photos by In Her Image Photography

Performers & Creators Lab

Oakland, CA  (415) 870-7082

holly@performersandcreatorslab.com

Follow Us

February 9, 2019

OMG I did it!

It’s something I’ve always wanted to try: Stand up comedy. And this week I dove head first into this world and told jokes at three different open mics around the Bay Area. 

As somebody who coaches other performers I always feel like I need to put myself i...

September 21, 2018

Do you know what is worse than flop sweating or a racing heartbeat?  The stories we make up about them.  When we go into panic mode (otherwise known as fight or flight) then we also tend to start spiraling into self-doubt and self-conscious thoughts.

That's why I...

September 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to try street performing?

It's pretty amazing when it's done well, don't you think?

Have you ever been going about your normal day and you find yourself feeling moved as a beautiful song reaches you from across the train station or you're struck...

August 3, 2018

You've worked at your craft for some time now.  You've done acting classes. You know you're talented. You're made for this acting business. . . and so WHY is it that sometimes you completely screw up your auditions?

After working with hundreds of actors and being...

February 24, 2018

If you feel like you have to always "keep it together" and only show only your most confident and bulletproof self, then . . . don't.

Watch this video below and listen to Raz's Kennedy's story instead.

This is one of my favorite podcast episodes that I've made so far bec...

September 17, 2017

Do you feel like you're ultra sensitive to the energy of the people around you and feel like you're overstimulated or impacted by criticism more than other people? Are you stopped or "thrown off" for periods of time by challenges that other people se...

August 25, 2017

Imagine yourself in the audition room free of all fear.  Present and calm your creativity soars as you find yourself playful, connected, and energized. I want this for you and I know this is possible.   I know you can spend weeks, months or even years learning in an...

August 25, 2017

As an artist you have to be willing to take up space. Have you figured this out yet?   Culturally, we are conditioned to play it small, keep ourselves in line, be polite, don't overshare, don't be so loud! The list goes on and on. But as an artist, a perfor...

August 24, 2017

I've seen this mistake kill so many actor's auditions. . . I mean, it can literally just suck all the joy out of your job as an artist and make you wake up one day wondering why you ever decided to do this acting thing to begin with. . .

July 5, 2017

Have you ever been brought to a dead stop in the middle of an audition because your mind has drawn a complete blank? It can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you.  It can feel quite frankly awful.

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

Are You A Sensitive Artist? Find Out How It's Really a Superpower Instead of a Hindrance

September 17, 2017

1/4
Please reload